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Criquet jacasseur/Gebirgsgrashüpfer

Stauroderus scalaris

Description:

A mountain species of short-horned grasshopper (Acrididae). Female specimen.

Habitat:

Spotted along a sunny rocky path with plenty of vegetation nearby. Alt. 1500 m ASL. This mountain grasshopper lives on dry, rocky mountain meadows.

Notes:

In Germany this species is on the Red List of endangered species threatened with extinction (Category 1) .

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago
Gebirgsgrashüpfer or Criquet Jasseur
Stauroderus scalaris Gebirgsgrashüpfer – Wikipedia


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16 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Welcome Daniele...
This is satisfying that my guess was correct... http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stauro...
Surely learnt something on Real Life on Project Noah..

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thank you for the ID bayucca!
Gerardo, Ashish, thanks for your comments.

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

Stauroderus scalaris, female.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

I feel it is in Gomphocerinae family...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomphocerin...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

It may be a Large Marsh Grasshopper / Mecostethus grossus is find in Europe
Great shots :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thank you Maria! I have no idea how it landed there, selected by mistake most likely :-). I am removing it now.

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

wonderful series, Daniele! It doesn't belong in the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation mission though.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

You're right Satyen,,, thanks!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

The eye looks as though a seed has been stuck there :-) ..... Wonderful!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks Arlanda and Emma!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Beauty!

arlanda
arlanda 10 years ago

Beautiful pictures, Daniele

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks Atul! They make good subjects! Before they jump away:-)

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

good shot !

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thank you Claudia!

ClaudiaS
ClaudiaS 10 years ago

Great shot! Love the details

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Champéry, Valais - Wallis, Switzerland

Spotted on Jul 9, 2012
Submitted on Jul 15, 2012

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